One Year Later: After March For Our Lives | KERA News

One Year Later: After March For Our Lives

Mar 27, 2019

In the year since the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, young people have brought gun issues to the forefront of our national consciousness like never before.

One year ago, after the Feb. 14, 2018, shooting, weeks of conversations, walkouts and student action culminated in March For Our Lives events in Washington, D.C., and across the country.

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University of Texas at Arlington student Nyasha Magocha was part of that planning. The 19-year-old helped plan last year's march in Dallas. 

The marches inspired counter-rallies and demonstrations. Young people spoke out about their views on guns and gun rights. The role of guns in American life became a key topic of discussion in 2018.

For an Instagram project, the Guns & America initiative spent time with young people over the last few weeks in 10 different communities across the country, discussing the many roles guns play in their lives, and what — if anything — has changed since February 2018. 

LISTEN

» KERA's Guns & America reporter Anthony Cave discusses his conversation with Magocha:

EXPLORE

» Hear Magocha's story from the Instagram project, then head to Guns & America on Instagram to hear more.

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Mar 21, 2019 at 2:23pm PDT

KERA is part of Guns & America, a national reporting collaborative of 10 public media newsrooms focusing attention on the role of guns in American life. You can find more Guns & America coverage here, and learn more about the collaboration here.